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Man arrested in overdose deaths of 3 at after-party

Sep. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of providing a white powdery substance tainted with fentanyl at an after-party in Pittsburgh, leading to the death of three men. Peter Rene Sanchez Montalvo was arrested around 3 a.m. on federal charges of distributing a controlled substance...

The Latest: Man arrested in overdose deaths of 3 at party

Sep. 23, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on an apparent mass drug overdose (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of providing a white powdery substance tainted with fentanyl at an after-party in Pittsburgh, leading to the death of three men. Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesman...

Man accused of killing officer faces new drug charges

Sep. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic in 2013 whose extradition was blocked by a federal judge is now facing drug charges. Cristian Aguasvivas is due in Boston federal court on Wednesday on charges of possession of fentanyl with intent to...

Dozens arrested, drugs seized in Merrimack Valley drug probe

Sep. 23, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say a weekslong investigation into drug trafficking in Massachusetts has led to about 50 arrests and the seizure of large amounts of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine. U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said in a statement Monday the 10-week operation code named...

Mexico mourns police commander killed in Cancun

Sep. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in the Mexican resort of Cancun say a local police commander has been killed, and they're denying accusations by a drug cartel that they favored a rival gang. The decapitated body of José Antonio Archi Yama was found over the weekend on a dirt road in Cancun. He served in...

4 arrested following report of naked man shot by captors

Sep. 23, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

CASCO, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they've arrested four men on drug trafficking charges in connection with a report that a man was shot at while running through the woods naked. Police say a man told them early Monday he was taken at gunpoint from his Naples home, put in the trunk of a car, driven to...

Deputy's death after scuffle leads to manslaughter charge

Sep. 23, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who got into a scuffle with a deputy trying to arrest him has been charged with manslaughter after the law enforcement officer died of an apparent medical issue. News outlets cited a statement from Meade County Sheriff Phillip Wimpee that says Deputy Chris Hulsey was...

Officials spar over anti-violence sales tax audit

Sep. 23, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The head of government for Kansas City's Jackson County has demanded that an accounting firm retract a report that alleges mismanagement of an anti-drug and violence sales tax. The Kansas City Star reports that County Executive Frank White alleges that it contains numerous errors,...

Missouri man who shot deputy facing federal indictment

Sep. 21, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a St. Louis man on charges related to the shooting of a Jasper County deputy in 2017. The Joplin Globe reports the federal indictment against 46-year-old E.F. Fitchpatrick was made public Friday, a day after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a...

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...